Know Our Minister! Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Know Our Minister! Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Eleanor McMahon becomes Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, responsible for the Ontario Trillium Foundation The Honourable Eleanor McMahon Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Eleanor McMahon was elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as MPP for Burlington. On June 13, 2016 she was appointed as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Previously she served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, where she initiated a review of the Conservation Authorities Act. Eleanor has spent her career in senior roles in business, government and the not-for-profit sector and is the founder of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition. She spent the early part of her career on Parliament Hill in a number of roles including Press Secretary in the office of the Right Honorable Jean Chrétien. She has served at the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Petro-Canada, United Way Ottawa, and the Ontario Medical Association. The tragic death of Eleanor’s husband, OPP Sergeant Greg Stobbart – killed in a cycling collision in 2006 by a driver with five convictions for driving under suspension – led her life in an entirely new direction. Eleanor’s reaction to this unthinkable loss was to begin a campaign to improve road safety and enhance legislation in Ontario. In 2008 she launched the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, a provincial cycling policy and advocacy organization created to unite cycling organizations from across Ontario and work with municipalities to make their communities more bicycle-friendly. In 2008 Eleanor began lobbying for enhanced penalties for...

FOPL Discount: Copyright Courses with Copyrightlaws.com

Copyright Courses with Copyrightlaws.com http://createsend.com/t/r-D19C759CBFB6C45E2540EF23F30FEDED Copyright law is complicated. Avoid legal hassles and be on top of how Canadian copyright law impacts your work.  Below are two choices from Copyrightlaws.com for education on Canadian copyright law. The first choice is our eTutorial from October 5 – 28, 2016 and the syllabus is set out below. The second choice is for those looking for a more comprehensive education on Canadian Copyright Law (scroll to the bottom of the page) where you’ll see information on the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law from September 6 – December 15, 2016. The September offering of the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law is almost full – register now to secure your spot. Designed for Canadians at all organizational levels who want to gain a better understanding of Canadian and global copyright law to apply that knowledge on a day-to-day basis. Copyrightlaws.com offers a variety of courses for you to learn what you need to learn, when you have time to learn it. Not interested in Canadian copyright law? See all of our scheduled courses. Don’t miss out. Register now and learn everything you need to know about Canadian copyright law! FOPL Members are eligible for a discount!  Use CODE: FOPL You can register now and start any time in September. You can see the Eventbrite page on the individual eTutorial at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/canadian-copyright-law-october-5-28-2016-tickets-26637229671.   The series/certificate page is at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/certificate-in-canadian-copyright-law-registration-25757818328.    Individual eTutorial is regularly $189 CDN. This offer is for $18 CDN off for FOPL members (staff or trustees).   For the series/certificate, the registration fee is regularly $1,500 CDN. Copyrightlaws.com offers $50 CDN off for FOPL members.   Choose the course that meets your needs, budget and schedule. Canadian...

Ontario Public Library Statistics 2001-2014 Full Report

Ontario Public Library Statistics There is a lot of data here! Federation of Ontario Public Libraries Ontario Public Library Operating Data 2005-2014 Overview, Primer on Library Statistics and Collected Tables Robert E. Molyneux, MSLS, PhD, Statistician Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA, Executive Director, FOPL June 2016 – For the full report download this (79 page PDF) FOPL_2014_data_report Table of Contents: Preliminary Analysis of Ontario Public Library Data with a Sampler of Results Introduction and Analysis Primer on Library Data Population and Circulation at Ontario Public Libraries, 2005-2014 Table 1: Summary Characteristics of Ontario Public Libraries Charts Based on Table 1 Summary Data Tables 2, 3, and 4 Introduction Table 2: Collection Expenditures and Collection Expenditures as a percent of Total Operating Expenditures Table 3: Programs Offered and Program Attendance Table 4: Key Ratios for Ontario Public Libraries, 2014 Rank Order Tables Table 5: Rank Order Table: Circulations per capita, by bands Table 6: Rank Order Table: Circulations per active library cardholder Table 7: Rank Order Table: Total Expenditures per capita Table 8: Rank Order Table: Total Expenditures per Active Cardholder Table 9: Introduction Table 9: Holdings of Electronic Resources, All Ontario Public Libraries, 2005- 2014 Some Thoughts on Measuring Non-traditional Public Library Services Introduction Stephen Abram, MLS, Executive Director This document is a watershed moment for public libraries in Ontario. For the first time in many years we now have up-to-date access to our sector’s data provided by our libraries as part of the provincial data collection. This report covers the highlights of these data as well as documenting some current trends through 2014. This editorial introduction is an overview...

Upcoming OHS Webinar: Tech Planning for Heritage Organizations

Upcoming OHS Webinar: Tech Planning for Heritage Organizations    OHS Reach Project Webinar: Technology Planning for Heritage Organizations: Lessons Learned & Resources from the OHS Reach Project     Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)Where: Online Cost: FREE In an increasingly digital heritage community, how comfortable is your organization with tackling technology? Over the last year, the Ontario Historical Society has conducted the OHS Reach project, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, to plan for the modernization of our own programs and services… and we’ve learned a lot! Please join us to: learn about our tech planning process and experience be inspired (we hope!) to pursue your own projects receive a specially chosen collection of solid resources to support you Who should attend? Ontario’s heritage community, OHS’s affiliates and members, and those interested in technology improvement projects for non-profits. Topics covered will include website building, improving accessibility, choosing a content management system, IT assessments, finding and working with tech consultants, and more. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER     Webinar Host Sarah McCabe is the OHS Reach Project Manager at the Ontario Historical Society. As a librarian and researcher, Sarah has spent the past year exploring the potential of the Ontario Historical Society as a provider of programs, publications, and services. Sarah is excited to share all of the lessons learned in technology planning through the OHS Reach project! Webinar FAQ   -What is a webinar? A webinar is a training session done entirely online. Participants are sent a web link in order to join the webinar, which lets them watch the presentation while listening to the speaker. There is no...

Enabling and Celebrating Community Hubs – One-Year Implementation Update on Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan / Favoriser et célébrer les carrefours communautaires – Le point sur les progrès réalisés au premier anniversaire

I am writing to thank all of you who have provided input to inform the work of the Premier’s Advisory Group on Community Hubs. As Special Advisor, I was given the mandate to review provincial policies, research best practices and develop a framework for adapting existing public properties to become community hubs. Over the last year, the Government of Ontario and its partners, with the guidance of the Advisory Group, have made significant progress on the implementation of the Framework and Action Plan.  Further insight has also been gained into the unique challenges faced by communities.  I am pleased to release our report: Enabling and Celebrating Community Hubs – One-Year Progress Update on Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan. A copy of the report is now available online at: http://www.ontario.ca/communityhubs.  Comments or questions about the report and work being undertaken on community hubs in Ontario can be directed to:community.hubs@ontario.ca. Much has been accomplished although challenges remain.  I look forward to continuing this important work with support from the Community Hubs Secretariat within government, while collaborating with the Minister of Infrastructure and other key stakeholders. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners – both inside and outside government – for their ongoing support. Together we can continue to make a real difference in the lives of Ontarians. Regards, Karen Pitre Special Advisor to the Premier on Community Hubs karen.pitre@ontario.ca   Je vous écris pour vous remercier toutes et tous d’avoir transmis vos commentaires sur les travaux du Groupe consultatif de la première ministre chargé du cadre pour les carrefours communautaires. En tant...